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comment What level of threat does selling an app on an app store present to a non-US company?
Thanks for the links - they do not go into specifics of how the trolls might get to you legally, but (as Jon Hopkins also noted) the number of European companies targeted in them (and in various countries) by itself indicates that they probably have some strong attack vectors.
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comment Effective Strategies for Localization in .NET
+1; I've built an extensive web application in Asp.NET and we ended up doing translations via the database. New features were often added but as our translators weren't experts in the particular terminology used we were able to quickly address angry customer emails of the sort "Why are you using word Y for X which is plainly wrong?".
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comment Effective Strategies for Localization in .NET
@Scott Rippey Have you noticed that the Polish example reads "Znaleziono 4 wirusy. OR Znaleziono 5 wirusów." <- Polish, like many other languages, has more than two plural forms and the rules to distinguish between them can be complex as well. Here I must leave Polish since I do not speak it, but in my language, the plural form for 101 things is the same as that for 1 thing. You might take a look at how GNU gettext tackles this problem: gnu.org/s/hello/manual/gettext/Plural-forms.html
Aug
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comment What level of threat does selling an app on an app store present to a non-US company?
Thank you, that's an interesting attack vector and it seems very appropriate for patent trolls.
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comment What level of threat does selling an app on an app store present to a non-US company?
One of the things I'd like to know, assuming somebody wanted to get damages from us, where could they even sue us as we have no US presence? Go through Apple/Google and demand a cut of our revenues, or go through our local courts (which would probably be a deterrent to patent trolls looking to keep litigation costs low)..
Aug
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comment What level of threat does selling an app on an app store present to a non-US company?
@ChrisF That's why I was asking for an external reference - I read a lot of internet sources that touch on patent law but I haven't seen this dilemma discussed anywhere and I'm sure we're not the only company interested in the matter. We've had no need of lawyers until now and I guess we aren't quite prepared to go looking (and paying) for one just on account of this question. Also, do we consult a local or an US lawyer? (thanks for the title typo edit btw :))
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asked What level of threat does selling an app on an app store present to a non-US company?